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Reminder: Last Day To Enter To Win 60,000 Starwood Points

by on August 10, 2012 · 4 comments

in Contests, Starwood

Update: The 30,000-point bonus is no longer available. The bonus is now 25,000 points for the Starwood Amex business and personal cards after $5,000 spend within the first 6 months.

This is just a reminder both for all you who are getting in on the Starwood Preferred Guest Personal and Business credit cards 30,000-point sign-up bonuses as well as those of you who just want some extra points, that I am giving away two sets of 30,000 Starwood points each to two lucky readers who enter by leaving a comment on the main contest page by midnight Eastern Time tonight.

-I’ll give 30,000 points away to a reader who finds the best Cash & Points (my favorite type) redemption value using a maximum 30,000 points. You need to tell me the property, the dates, and the rates you find on spg.com (they can’t be through a corporate rate or aggregator, but need to be rates published by Starwood) and Cash & Points needs to be available.

-I’ll give the second 30,000 points away to the reader who finds the  best value out of those 30,000 points for free-night redemptions. No Cash & Points, this has to be a straight-up free night redemption. For example, you could do either three nights at an expensive category 4 hotel (10,000 a night) or a single night at a Category 7 (30,000 a night). I want to see the best bang for the point!

To enter you must leave a comment on the main contest page (NOT ON THIS POST).

You can only win once, so there will be two individual winners, one for each category. One final disclosure: the 30,000 points have an ARV of $600, so winners will be required to complete W9 forms and pay taxes on them. Winners must already be a member of Starwood Preferred Guest, so if you’re not yet, sign up here.

You could use 30,000 points for a free night at the Category 7 Hotel Gritti Palace in Venice, a historic Luxury Collection property.

A few other bloggers are also giving away thousands of bonus points as well, so be sure to enter on their pages as well:

Other contests:
1. Johnnyjet.com: 50,000 points to the person who comes up with the best caption for a picture.
2. Gogreentravelgreen.com: 30,000 point prize to one person.
3. Vagabondish.com: 50,000 point prize to one person.
4. Thevacationgals.com: 50,000 point prize to one person.
5. View from the Wing is giving away two sets of 30,000 points.
6. One Mile at a Time is giving away one set of 50,000 points.

Good luck with the contests, but remember, you don’t even have to enter any of them to earn a potential 60,000 Starpoints just by applying for both the Personal and Business Starwood American Express cards before September 4, 2012, when this promo ends. So you might as well start thinking about how you’d use all those Starpoints and enter my contest to win even more. Good luck!

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  • Qq199014

    Brian, so you never had the SPG card before? or you reapply for a new one?

  • John-Paul Cross

    that’s pretty rough on the taxable income for someone in a high federal and state bracket! not your fault, just saying…

  • PJ

    what are you talking about?

  • John-Paul Cross

    One final disclosure: the 30,000 points have an ARV of $600, so winners will be required to complete W9 forms and pay taxes on them.

    For someone in a 45% combined marginal bracket, they could owe $270 in taxes for their free hotel night.

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